Gatekeeper to the Small World
- Feb 12, 2015
Thanks for taking the time to tell me!I am almost always holding on to whatever the critter is perched on with my non camera hand, and then resting the lens on that same hand so that subject and camera are on the same "platform". I focus by sliding the lens on my hand, and can rotate the subject's perch to change the angle of it and/or get it looking into the camera. I will then pick a spot where I want the area of acceptable focus to start, like this Swallowtail Butterfly's proboscis, and then twist my wrist (the one holding the camera) to lay the area of acceptable focus over the critter's leading eye trying to get as much of its face in focus.
Thank you for that detailed response! As a newcomer to macro photography myself, your insight is very much appreciated!
I have tutorials at Deviant art and I blog about macro if you are interested.